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Posted on 2007.08.29 at 20:08
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Xena: The Bitter Suite
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We're in. Closing was the smoothest I've ever attended. Using my bank as my lender was brilliant on many different fronts. First of all, they required zero input from me whatsoever. Second, the rate was unbeatable. The new washer and dryer were delivered and installed yesterday, cable modem (7mb down/512k up) gets installed Friday. Final P.O.D.S. delivery is Friday. My folks are coming up Saturday. drax0r and I have been pinch-hitting for each other, working on the arrangement of both homes. Holmes... Everything is coming together smoothly.

Closing was cheaper than I anticipated and I didn't even touch the $10k loans...those will be going back to you shortly. Thanks again, for everything.

I'm 10.3 miles from my driveway to a parking space at work, averaging 19.5 mpg on a 15-minute drive @ 41.2 mph.







Prior to the first day of school, we were given placards to hang in the window of our vehicles to verify which children went with which car. The children were required to memorize these numbers to ensure smooth operation of after school pick-up.

It was anything but smooth.

On the second day of school, different numbers were assigned to the children. Numbers which were NOT the same numbers they had to memorize for the first day of school. No reason was given for this change. None whatsoever.

This didn't help things either.

On the third day of school it appears that they're considering scrapping the entire "Number" thing altogether. Apparently, school administrators have decided on a different type of structure - one which, to my small, non-school administrator mind seems to have far-reaching consequences, and is, quite possibly, the most progressive ideas I've seen from an institution such as this:

They've decided to simply use the students name.

*sigh*




And - just to mix things up a bit, I've decided against the office being Hunter Racing Green & Tan and have instead decided to paint it in a Sun Microsystems color scheme. My wife thinks this is a wonderful departure of the norm, and is very excited about painting the office these bold new colors. Though I must admit, I haven't told her that they're Sun colors. I just picked them out from the paint chits. The last colors were from Ralph Laruen's "Thoroughbred" line. These are from their "Urban Loft" series:










Introduced my wife to The Boys from Brazil last night. Asked her to watch a movie with me; didn't tell her a thing about it. She was into it almost immediately. She still doesn't know what all is involved. We stopped last night at the halfway point - can't wait to finish it up tonight! I don't think I've seen the movie since the early 80's; I think I caught it on its network television premiere. Its like a new movie to me.

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Me
photogoot at 2007-08-30 03:14 (UTC) (Link)
OK first I must get this out of the way. I hate you for your commute! There I said it, it does not have to be said again, however I reserve the right to do so...

So glad you are in and all went smooth. I love the office colors, especially that they are Sun colors yet Lady L does not know, thats just classic!

I am off to NYC this weekend. I shall post upon my return. I have much to tell.

Best to the family.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-30 13:26 (UTC) (Link)
I hate you for your commute!
If it helps you, I'm available for you to say that as many times as you need. Also feel free to call my cell, day or night, and scream it at me. If this is a way I can help lower the stress from your emasculating drive to work and back everyday, its a small price to pay.

So glad you are in and all went smooth.
Like buttuh.

I love the office colors, especially that they are Sun colors yet Lady L does not know, thats just classic!
I'll miss the green & tan, but as I was visualizing my 68" Sun rack being rolled into the office Friday, I just thought...'How cool would that be?'

I am off to NYC this weekend.
You're always on the go!

I shall post upon my return.
I look forward to it more than words can express.

I have much to tell.
I can't wait!

Best to the family.
Thanks. And have a safe trip.
galinda822 at 2007-08-30 04:01 (UTC) (Link)
Congrats! What a massive relief it must be for you and your wife (especially) to finally have your own home again.
I am very anxious to come down and visit as soon as she gets it all decorated - which she told me she had to do before I got there!

ps: I like the colors. However, they do look rather purplish to me. Loft reminds me of the color I painted my office. Studio Purple reminds me of my bathroom color. Both EXCELLENT color choices.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-30 14:22 (UTC) (Link)
Congrats!
Thanks! Its all very exciting.

What a massive relief it must be for you and your wife (especially) to finally have your own home again.
Living with drax0r was fun too, but yes, a home to call our own again is a wonderful thing.

I am very anxious to come down and visit...
Me too!

...as soon as she gets it all decorated - which she told me she had to do before I got there!
She's like that. Wants the place to be nice for you.

I like the colors. However, they do look rather purplish to me.
Thanks! And yes, "Studio Purple" to be exact - representative of the purple Sun Microsystems uses in their branding.

Loft reminds me of the color I painted my office.
It does, doesn't it? I always did like the way your office turned out!

Studio Purple reminds me of my bathroom color.
I'll try not to think of that as I sit in the newly painted office.

Both EXCELLENT color choices.
Well if that ain't a stamp of approval, I don't know what is - thanks!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-08-30 06:00 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulation's on moving in!!!

ASS!!! I did ask you if I could help but got no response!!!

I think home offices or as I like to call them Studies look best in maroon and white!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-30 14:25 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulation's on moving in!!!
Thanks!

ASS!!! I did ask you if I could help but got no response!!!
I appreciate the offer, but it wasn't required at this time. A group of men with trucks showed up and we made it in 4 trips. Wouldn't have been worth your drive, which, BTW, is considerable. I've done it twice now.

I think home offices or as I like to call them Studies look best in maroon and white!!!
Perhaps. But your home "office" was the size of my entire house in STL. This one is an 1/8 of the size of yours. If I didn't have the contrasting lighter color as the primary, it would look like a cave.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-08-30 06:02 (UTC) (Link)
Are the mormons in charge of the schools in Anna too???
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-30 14:27 (UTC) (Link)
Good point. I have no idea.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-08-30 06:04 (UTC) (Link)
Purple is so gay!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-30 14:27 (UTC) (Link)
I love you,
You love me,
We're a happy family...
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-08-30 06:05 (UTC) (Link)
"Introduced my wife to The Boys from Brazil last night."

I love movies with Nazi's in them!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-30 14:28 (UTC) (Link)
We finished it up last night. Great flick!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-08-30 06:11 (UTC) (Link)
Did I mention you are an ASS!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-30 14:28 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, you did. Undeservingly so I might add.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-08-30 06:12 (UTC) (Link)
Smoking baby speaks with a French accent!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-30 14:52 (UTC) (Link)
Le bébé parle avec un accent français.
Codekitten
codekitten at 2007-08-30 16:39 (UTC) (Link)
love love love the colors!

i'm so glad the house is DONE. at least the hard part of closing. i am so jealous of your commute. i live about 45 min away from the nearest big city.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-30 16:52 (UTC) (Link)
love love love the colors!
Thanks! That seems to be the theme here; I had no idea there were so many Sun Microsystems fans out there! GO SOLARIS!

i am so jealous of your commute.
I used to commute THREE HOURS A DAY. I decided when I came back I was going to live as close as I could to work. McKinney, TX is the second-fastest growing city in the nation, right behind West Las Vegas. I'm still 45-minutes North of Dallas...if I speed...and there's no traffic...
wardlejew
wardlejew at 2007-08-30 17:39 (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like life is good again. Gotta love nice commutes. I enjoy the 20 minutes commute.

Colors. hmm will there be a big poster of voyager on the wall with some unix data printout info?

Use the students names. hmm. Now the kidnappers and the molesters have names to go with the faces. Probably the reason they tried numbers first. Oh well, maybe they should try make model and year?
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-30 19:35 (UTC) (Link)
...will there be a big poster of voyager on the wall with some unix data printout info?
EXCELLENT idea!

Now the kidnappers and the molesters have names to go with the faces.
The retina scans at the entrance ensure no one but a blood-relative gains access to the holding pen.
irulan_amy at 2007-08-30 20:26 (UTC) (Link)
Awesomeness, I am so glad to hear it went smoothly. The house is beautiful!

Numbers seem a little extravagant for little kids especially. How ingenious of them to use the name. *shakes head* ;)

Whee, purple office!!!! And educate me please - is Sun Microsystems bad?
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-30 23:54 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!!! Sun Microsystems is a company that produces the UNIX operating system, Solaris. I'm a Solaris administrator :)
texas_tangent
texas_tangent at 2007-08-30 23:11 (UTC) (Link)
O.k. I have joined this live journal thing. My stuff is very basic. Emphasis on the VERY. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts. It is so awesome that the closing on your house went so splendid. Congrats.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-30 23:52 (UTC) (Link)
What's even more awesome than that is that you're on lj! You'll find lj much more...tame than myspace, but hopefully, over time, equally as enjoyable. No spam is nice too. Cool!
prog_guy69
prog_guy69 at 2007-08-31 10:09 (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on the house! Glad to hear the closing went more smoothly than expected. When is the house-warming party?
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-31 13:17 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! And just as soon as I get back out of debt over this entire thing. I'm guessing 2Q 2009. *sigh*
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ehowton
ehowton at 2007-09-04 15:55 (UTC) (Link)
There's an idea...
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